Ahead of Electric Picnic 2014 early bird tickets going on sale, dates have been announced for the festival.

The Stradbally-based event will take place from Friday August 29 to Sunday August 31 and early bird tickets are going on sale from Monday December 2.

Speaking to RTÉ TEN in the summer the festival promoter Melvin Benn said that he wanted to increase the number of festival goers this time around by 5,000 to 40,000.